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Cargill Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "2nd shift production supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Second Shift Production Supervisor in Milton, WI
    Current Employee - Second Shift Production Supervisor in Milton, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with the people I work with. The jobs are not extremely that hard to do. Everyday is a challenge if you like challenges in the workplace.

    Cons

    Non competitive wages for industry standards. No reward for the amount of work that gets piled on.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your production supervisors competitive wages. Balance reward versus work for supervision.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. "good"

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    Current Employee - Shipping Lead in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Shipping Lead in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy my job, hours are great .

    Cons

    would love to advance


  4. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Has some small company feel inside a huge organization
    For the most part great people
    Being a Cargill employee instantly gives you credibility and respect in most places

    Cons

    Some groups are very political


  5. "Work place of the future"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Wayzata, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment
    Great benefits
    Good teamwork
    Equipt manager

    Cons

    Remote teams don't get to see each other often
    Starting vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Best place I have ever worked!


  6. "Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, ability to work from home, great benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes lots of hours per week, depending on workload


  7. "Operations Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is growing and offers many opportunities across the US/NA. Other locations seem to have a more ingrained Cargill culture.

    Cons

    The pay isn't as competitive as they say it is and work life balance is not a thing here. My specific location has an issue with accountability and continues to protect poor performers.

  8. "Grain Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, upward mobility.

    Cons

    Corporate America, MN headquarters


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Some great people working under a flawed system"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Dodge, IA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fort Dodge, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    - Top performers will get more pay incentives
    - Great work for the communities

    Cons

    - Boys club mentality. Those who help upper management outside of work (side businesses/projects) or become acquaintances to upper management will get preferential treatment (job assignments, offsite invites, golf tournaments, etc).
    - Promises great opportunities with new projects. Unfortunately, these often get cancelled which people have lost their jobs (Tartan and ASAP). Alternatively, new projects often go over budget. You will work countless hours of overtime only to not get a bonus or a raise in pay because those are tied to the profits which is unfortunately over budget. NEVER volunteer for a new project or build a new plant.
    - Those leaders who excel and train their team to do their jobs will find themselves vulnerable and be let go from the company.
    - As you accumulate vacation, you find that you will not have enough opportunity to take it, thus you can carry over some and lose the rest.
    - Expect phone calls 24/7 if you are in management.
    - Expect to work nights and evenings on plant issues, projects, trying to get caught up.

    Advice to Management

    - Treat employees fairly.
    - Don't shun exempt employees from taking vacation
    - Increase your pay.


  10. "Working environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Ken Gar, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Ken Gar, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation and Benefits are market driven and performance is rewarded.

    Cons

    Some employees in Commercial department lose a lot of money but are still rewarded by their managers. Too much familiarity with the Commercial Managers which communicates to other departments that they can get away with non performance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly. Practice the core values. Ensure representation of Africans in Top leadership. Africa leadership should not only stem from South Africa. Opportunity for all could be the much needed change to ensure bottom line is met. South African leadership team not approachable.


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